It was during the special meeting of University of Venda (UNIVEN) Council that was held on Friday, 14 February 2020 when Mr Juneas Lekgetha was elected as the New UNIVEN Chairperson of Council. This special meeting was held at Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate in Mookgophong. In his message to the University community and its strategic stakeholders, Mr Lekgetha thanked the Council members of the University of Venda for electing him as their Chairperson and for showing their confidence in him. He further explained that he is very familiar with the activities of the University and its purpose in the community of Limpopo and the country at large. 

“The University of Venda is a modern institution serving the future generation of the Republic of South Africa. Our role as the Council is to ensure that this University fulfills its mandate and contribute to the seven (7) developmental principles of the country as stated by our state President, the Honourable Dr Cyril Ramaphosa in his 2019 State of the Nation Address. He explained that his role as the Chairperson of Council is to ensure that the Council is working towards its mandate using the best technology and best practices. “We must ensure that we share the values of the University with the community in which we exist and continue spearhead and support initiatives that are meant to uplift the young generation in these communities. The University aims to be a global leader in knowledge management and leadership.” He encouraged the University community and its strategic stakeholders to ensure sterling contributions to the advancement of the University of Venda and work together in achieving the University’s strategic thrusts. 

Mr Lekgetha is currently the Executive Chairman of Borutho Group. 

Issued by: 

Department of Communications & Marketing 

University of Venda 

Tel: (015) 962 8525 

Date: 20 February 2020